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31 Oct 1947 Munich, Germany
178 cm / 61 kg 5'10'' / 134 pounds
Male

Frank Shorter is the only U.S. athlete to have won two Olympic medals in the marathon. He started as a long distance track runner, winning the NCAA six miles for Yale in 1969. Shorter went on to win five AAU titles at six miles/10,000 m; he also won the AAU outdoor three miles in 1970 and the indoor title in 1971. He won the 1971 Pan American Games 10,000 m event and, at the 1972 Olympics, he set a U.S. record in the 10,000 m heats, which he further improved by taking fifth place in the final. At the 1979...

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2
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:
  • Montreal
    Montreal 1976
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Montreal
    Montreal 1976
    • 2 Silver medal
      Athletics
      Marathon
  • Munich
    Munich 1972
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Munich
    Munich 1972
    • 5
      Athletics
      10,000 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      Marathon

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